> Hi all,
> Has anyone tried the PAK 68/3 accelerator board on an STFM ?
It wouldn't fit into the case. You'll have to change to a tower-case.
Quote:> If so what is the performance/compatibility like?
There are no compatibility problems with software, which is written
processor-independent. It's the same as with a TT. For games, of course,
the speed itself is a compatibility problem.
Quote:> I know a 68030
> clocking 33 MHz is going to be fast - but what will be the effect of
> having to slow down to access the rest of the chips ?
Here's the GEMBench-result of my PAK-68/3 at 48 MHz. It runs in a
Mega 2 (4MB):
GEM Bench v3.40 ? Ofir Gal 14.1.94
ST TOS 3.06, MiNT not present
Blitter not present, NVDI not present
Video Mode = 640 * 400 * 2 Colours
FPU cookie value=$60000
Run and Malloc from STRAM
Ref = ST, No Blitter, ST High
PAK-68/3 at 48 MHz w/68882
no AUTO-Prg's, no ACC's! Note: NO NVDI!!
GEM Dialog Box: 0.965 875%
VDI Text: 2.680 500%
VDI Text Effects: 4.505 521%
VDI Small Text: 2.345 424%
VDI Graphics: 3.690 701%
GEM Window: 0.760 515%
Integer Division: 1.025 1755%
Float Math: 0.180 6294%
RAM Access: 0.505 1249%
ROM Access: 0.610 1034%
Blitting: 1.400 836%
VDI Scroll: 2.365 557%
Justified Text: 2.635 521%
VDI Enquire: 0.840 316%
New Dialogs: 1.195 784%
> My current hardware is an 520STFM upgraded to 4MB, with Magic O/S,
> SCSI Hard Disk - so the only real way to upgrade is a) get an
> accelerator like PAK 68/3 or plump for a Falcon or TT. As I am not
> bothered about 2 squillion colours on screen or brilliant sound this
> would hint at a TT. Hence is it worth spending the extra 500 quid or
> so on the TT or get PAK 68/3 or similar?
> Any views would be appreciated.
I'm very happy with my PAK.